Can we bring back Sun Day (May 3)?
#bikepunk; mutual aid; disaster relief
Bicycle-powered relief efforts are environmentally friendly and easy to replicate and don’t require highly skilled cyclists as Green Map notes in its Bike Ready guide: Even walking bikes loaded with supplies can be helpful in an emergency.
#BikeReady: How cyclists in NYC are delivering disaster aid https://www.shareable.net/bikeready-how-cyclists-in-nyc-are-delivering-disaster-aid/
Caught some friends streams and then studied Latin with a friend. I really forgot a lot in those few months away from LLPSI. I'm trying to catch up on everything I've forgotten while learning new material and it's difficult but worth it. For some reason I don't really wanna give it up at all now. I'm too invested in it. lol Anyways, gonna work on sketching some noses tonight.
I love everything about this https://xkcd.com/2333/
(comic is the COVID risk of different activities graphed against their regular risk.
the low-low corner is staying home; the high-high corner is things like, "getting a COVID test from a stranger in a bar"
The private equity peeps who did a Vermont Investors Summit didn't do one in 2020, so I conspired with a few folks at the local community foundation to put on a virtual version that *just happens* to include several sessions on alternative and solidarity economy investing.
Info and registration here: https://vermontcf.org/events/invest-in-vt-series/
Just joined a new co-op!
Unfiltered.coop -- "a cooperative of journalists and readers committed to covering news and views of the underrepresented and marginalised and to create a new way of reporting through independent, uncompromising, quality journalism. Our focus is on social issues through the perspective of real lives."
I encourage anyone interested in Japanese labor and social movements to subscribe and support this pathbreaking cooperative.
In preparation for ‘Reclaiming the commons: From austerity and debt to public space and health as commons’ we are sharing stories to highlight activist and grassroots response to health and economic crisis.
I wonder if we'll see some more or less diversity in teaching after the pandemic?
I think the underlying idea of voucher schools giving people the option to try different teaching/learning styles is good, but it seems like it's used politically as a mechanism to defund public education, which isn't so great.
And I saw that Wikipedia has a list of democratic schools here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_democratic_schools
It was requested of me to make some How To guides for a couple of simple (to me) technology tasks.
This includes things like picking a web host, publishing a website, building a media center, etc.
I've had lots of people (as in seven or eight) ask specifically about the media center thing, so I'll probably do that one first (it's also super easy, and can be done for not much money.)
I would like some feedback on a potential media center making video (see next post.)
Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.